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Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines

Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines

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Made from 70-year-old vines, this is a true field blend and a beautiful reflection of terroir. Blackberries and plums are delicately balanced with exquisite smoky, spice notes. Elegant yet packed with deep rich fruits and a chocolate-vanilla edge. An excellent red wine from Portugal with power and complexity. Strict selection in the winery with 100% destemming of grapes and immediate transfer to temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation is complete, the fruit is gently pressed, then racked into oak barrels — 85% French and 15% American for 18 months.


Additional Details

  • Region: Douro
  • Vintage: 2019
  • ABV: 14.0%
  • Style: Red Wine
  • Food Pairings: Pork & Poultry,Hearty Roots,Game,Beef & Lamb

Characteristics

  • Low Acidity
       High Acidity
  • Low Intensity
    High Intensity
  • Dry Profile
        Sweet Profile
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Winemaker

Miguel Roquette

The Duoro Valley in Portugal is one of the most improbable regions for grape growing in the wold. Sheer cliffs overlook the sleepy river as it cuts its way from Spain to the Atlantic and soils of crumbling, flaky schist withstand tortuously hot summers and skin-cracking winters. But clinging to the valley sides, at gasp-inducing angles, is the stunning vineyard of the Quinta do Crasto run by brothers Miguel and Tomas Roquette. The vineyard sits high-up on the northern side of the Douro, thus at a southerly aspect to the sun. The wines from just across the river tend to be more tannic and austere due to poorer sunlight, while the Crasto brother’s wines are deeper, fruitier and much more intense. This is why we visit any new vineyards that we work with. It is just so important to witness all those particulars that conspire to make a plot remarkable rather than just acceptable.

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